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Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Christmas Gnomes

I do love a gnome at Christmas and I've loved using these new stamp and die Gnome sets from Marianne Designs.  They look perfect with the Marianne truck too!  I've made a batch in several different colour schemes and with some older Marianne papers but I've just received my DT pack for October and there are some new lovely papers - I think I'll be having a play this afternoon!

The only thing non-Marianne is the white snowflake frame - I bought it second hand so don't have the brand sorry.  Anyway, fully list of Marianne goodies below

Marianne Products Used

Gnome Stamp and Die Sets - CS1106 and CS1107 - NEW!
Truck Die - LR0641
Tree (from Car and Tree set) - LR0567
Lamp Post - LR0724
Starry Night Papers - PB7014

Friday, 16 September 2022

Marianne Designs September release

This is for my DT post on the Marianne Inspiration blog today.  I've created a wintery scene using lots of the new releases this month - this little family of bears is so cute and I love the tiny forest critter dies too.  Full list of products used below.

Anja’s Triangle Stencil – PS8131- NEW!
Bear Dies – CR1601- NEW!
Tree Dies – CR1602 - NEW!/LR0378 
Forest Critters – CR1606 - NEW!
Cabin Die Set- COL1503
Tiny’s Snowy Signpost and Fence – LR0778 -NEW! 
Log – LR0680
Frozen Winter Papers- PK9172
Winter Wonderland Sentiment Die – CR1347f

Check our the blog here for a walk through of my make and also for lots of great inspiration for using Marianne products!


Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Passion for Markers - Favourites

I'm sitting in the hostess chair for this week's challenge at Passion for Markers where I've chosen a theme of Favourites.  It can be anything - your favourite tool, product, embellishment, paper, type of card - the list is endless.  Just mention in your post what is your favourite item as I'd love to know when I visit!  I love die cuts and design paper and bright colours - I do try more muted but come back to the brights!  And, don't forget to use your markers on your card and let us know which ones you've used - colouring is also a favourite in my card making process.

As we're being sponsored by Dr Digi's House of Stamps, I've used this fab Morag the Moo image from their catalogue - I do love a Highland Cow - we have a few up here in the Lakes and it's always lovely to spot them when out on a walk.

I've also used a few Marianne die cuts - details below.

Marianne Products Used

Art Texture XL Leaf Die - CR1598 - NEW!
Small Rectangle Frame- CR1563
Text Banner Dies - COL1507

As our sponsors, Di Digi are giving the lucky winner 2 digi images of their choice so do come and join in the challenge.

I look forward to seeing your makes!


Monday, 12 September 2022

Broken Ankle Crochet project

When I broke my ankle at the beginning of this year, crochet was a life saver as it was something I could do keeping my ankle up etc.
I made this one for my daughter's birthday in May and she chose the colour scheme.  For the life of me I can't remember the pattern although I know I added the borders. Anyone who recognises the pattern let me know!

Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Passion for Markers Christmas Challenge

Another Christmas card today  for our new challenge at Passion for Markers with that theme chosen by our lovely Auntie Sue!  And as we're being sponsored by the fabulous Lili of the Valley I've chose this gorgeous cutie from my rubber stamp  collection from them!  One of my favourite of theirs I think and not used enough!  

I've also use some great new Christmas products from Marianne Designs - including the new Triangle Stencil which makes it really easy to create this shape of card and layer it up a bit.  A full list of Marianne goodies used, new and old, below.

Marianne Products Used

Christmas Trees - CR1602 - NEW!
Woodland Animals - CR1606 - NEW!
Triangle Stencil - PS8131 - NEW!
Christmas Die and Sentiment - K?J1719
Christmas Frame Set - LR0627
Paper - Frozen Winter - PK9172

Now, as mentioned, we're being sponsored by Lili of the Valley and the lucky winner will get to choose 4 digi images of their choice - wow!

You can check out the wonderful makes of my teamies here - then come and join in and make the pile of cards needed for Christmas grow!!  Just remember you have to use marker pens of some sort and let us know what they are!

Happy Colouring

Saturday, 27 August 2022

New Poinsettia Stamp and Die Set

I've been making a few  more cards for the Xmas box using this fab new Poinsettia die and stamp set from Marianne Designs.   Also love this new scalloped edge square die set which gives a layered card just a nice bit of extra detail.  Full list of products used below.

Marianne Products Used

Poinsettia Stamp and Die Set - TC0902 - NEW!
Scalloped Edge Square Die Set - LR0767 - NEW!
Foliage Die Set - LR0769 - NEW!
Papers - Berry Christmas - PB7053

Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Passion for Markers - Things with Wings

Today's card is for our new challenge at Passion for Markers - Things With Wings is the challenge theme and we're being sponsored by the lovely Colour of Love who's image this is - Wild Gypsy Roses.

Now, your image could be a bird or butterfly or even a unicorn or a plane -  anything with wings.  But I wanted to use this gorgeous image so I've simply added a couple of Dragonfly die cuts - as long as there is something winged on your make - I've also used a feather die from Marianne Designs which is technically part of a wing!!  😅  My list of Marianne products is below - of course, I've coloured her with Copics and the papers are Magnolia Grove from Kaisercraft.

Marianne Products Used

Dragonfly dies - CR1582
Leaf Frond dies - LR0769
Feather die - CR1412
Arrow Word Die - COL1458

You can check out the gorgeous makes of my teamies here at PFM HQ then I hope you will be inspired to come and join in the challenge.  You could be the lucky winner of  three digi images from Colour of Love !

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 14 August 2022

A little Christmas card to cool you down!

I did enjoy making this frosty Christmas card using the latest products in my DT pack from Marianne Designs.  I do love these cute gnomes and as the new release come with dies to match, it is so easy to make a fabulous little scene.  I also love the DL trees- I've used them in their full glory but of course they can be trimmed down to fit any size card!

I've listed below all the Marianne goodies, new and old, that I've used and you can also see further details of my make on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.

Lantern Gnome – CS1106 - NEW!
House Die Set – LR0771 - NEW!
DL Tree Dies – LR0772 - NEW!
Dl Frame – CR1537
Swedish Winter Papers – PK9159
Happy Holidays Sentiment – CS1009
Tag Die – CR1510

I think I'm a bit behind with making my Xmas cards this year, so you may well see some more gnome home makes from me!

Hugs, Juliexx

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Dies and/or Punches - new challenge at Passion for Markers

Love the theme of our new challenge at Passion for Markers - use your dies and/punches - right up my street.  I've used some fab Marianne dies, including these flower dies that I've not used in a while.  And, my favourite DL dies for the mats - details below.  

Marianne Products Used

Flowers - CR1430
DL Stitched Frames - CR1537
Stitched Wavy Border Dies - CR1361

The image is a  Wonky Tonk Girl from Tracey Easson - and the little flowers are from the same stamp set - Day Dreamer- the range can be found here at Which Craft.  The papers are Introspection from Basic Grey.

My teamies have made some fabulous cards with images from our sponsors this week, All Dressed Up, so check them out here.

All Dressed Up are offering the lucky winner two digi images of their choice from the store.  Please remember to use your markers AND tell us which ones you've used- it's such a shame to find that a beautifully made card either hasn't used markers or not told us which ones they've used.

Hope you enjoy the challenge.


Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Passion for Markers Something Beginning with B

Hello there.

I'm a little behind as usual, sharing my card for our Something Beginning with B challenge at Passion for Markers that started yesterday - I've gone with Blue, Blooms and Butterflies for my B choices!!  I love this type of theme, thank you Lorraine!

I've  gone with flowers again for my image -  these gorgeous Dahlias are from a Marianne Stamp and Die set- something else I love,  Anyway, full list of Marianne products used below.

Marianne Products Used

Scalloped Squares Die set- LR0767 - NEW!
Summer Vibes Papers  - PK9179 - NEW!
Small Lace Circle/Tag Die Set - LR0764
Dahlia Stamp and Die Set - TC0892
Butterfly from Dragon Stamp and Die Set - TC0879

Our sponsors for this week's challenge are the fabulous Dies to Die For - they have such a great product range with lots from the American companies that can sometimes be tricky to get if you're here in the UK.

They are offering the very lucky winner a £15 voucher to spenc in the store - what a great prize!! So get your markers out - don't forget you must use a Marker pen of some make or type and you must state what you have used, particularly to be in with a chance of winning this fab prize!!

Happy colouring.


Monday, 11 July 2022

Marianne Designs Xmas Peekaboo Stamps

A cute little Christmas card using the cute little Peekaboo Stamps from Marianne Designs, along with the gorgeous new berry and branch dies.  Details below and more info on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.

Peekaboo Stamps- CS1103 - NEW!
Doily edge frame Die – LR0764 NEW!
Berry Branches – LR0769 NEW!
Sparkling Snow Papers – PB7072
Text Banner Die – COL1507
Christmas Sentiment Stamps – CS0890

Thursday, 7 July 2022

Engagement card - fairly clean and simple!

Today's card is to celebrate the engagement of my nephew Lucas and his now fiancee Rachael.  I was a bit slow in getting round to making it but it then served to double up as a new home card too!  😊

I've used  this new Clover Die from Marianne Designs as I thought the leaves looked like hearts so I cut it out in white card and then layered the red leaves on top - the sentiments then tied it all together!  Details of all Marianne products used below.

Clover/Ladybird Die Set - LR0745 - NEW!
Distress Slimline Rectangle Die set - CR1569
Heart Embossing folder - DF3432
Tag Die - CR1353
Congratulations Handwritten Sentiment set - CS1052
Wedding Sentiment - CS0999

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

We're playing Bingo at Passion for Markers

Our lovely Lisa has given us a bingo board Challenge at Passion for Markers this week. 

I do love a bingo board, thanks Lisa!  I went straight down the middle ( can you tell I'm watching the tennis!) and chose Die Cuts, Image and Sentiment.

I also chose this pretty design paper from Bo Bunny - Garden Girl - from which I picked my colour scheme.

The image is a stamp from Marianne Designs which comes with the border stamp too - love it!  The large pot and cactii dies are also new from Marianne this month - details below.

Cactus Die set - COL1511 - NEW!
Small pot/Leaf dies - CR1542
Daisy Stamp- MZ1903 

The sentiment seemed perfect for the bright colours and is an oldish PTI set.

We have a great sponsor this week - Pattie's Creations - who are offering the lucky winner three digi stamps of their choice.

Check out the fab makes of my teamies here for some more inspiration, then come and join in challenge - it could be you shouting HOUSE!! 😃


Sunday, 26 June 2022

Message in a Bottle - Marianne Designs new products

Marianne Designs have some fabulous new nautical products available this month - I love the Message/Ship in a bottle stamp and die set  so I made this quick card and paired it up with some older products to create this scene.  There's a list of products  below and your can see a walk through on the Marianne Inspiration blog here.

Stamp and Die Set- Bottle/Ship – TC0896
Sand Dune Background Stamp – CS0969
Birds – LR0596
Grass Clumps – LR0663
Tag – LR0764
Sentiment – Beach – CS1007

Thanks for popping in!


Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Celebrations theme at Passion for Markers

I was just about to say good morning and then realised that the morning has sailed past! So good afternoon all!  Today's card is for our latest challenge at Passion for Markers and I'm in the hostess seat where I've chosen a theme of Celebrations - great right?  Covers all sorts of occasions.
And as our sponsor is The Paper Shelter, the team have been able to use their images to inspire you this week.

I've used Queen Bee - isn't she gorgeous - she could be yours as The Paper Shelter are offering three digi images to the lucky winner!

There's a couple of Marianne dies in there too - deets below:

Hexagon dies - CR1444
Daisy Flower Die - CR1529

Check out the stunning makes of my teamies here on the Passion for Markers Challenge Blog then come and join in our challenge.


Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Birthday celebrations at Passion for Markers challenge blogspot

Hello there - today's card is for our new Birthday themed Challenge at Passion for Markers, as set by our lovely Sue - who is celebrating her birthday today so very appropriate - Happy Birthday Sue.
I love this froggy image from Lavinia Stamps and I was determined to fit our theme with the sentiment - luckily I had this one in my stash!

Lots of inky fingers and colouring - otherwise kept it fairly simple.

Our generous sponsor this week is Di’s Digi Stamps and they are offering one lucky winner a $6.00 voucher to spend in their online store. 

Hugs, Juliexx

Friday, 3 June 2022

Marianne - New Foliage stamp

I'm struggling with my mojo a little at the minute and so was pleased to make this card with a new foliage stamp from Marianne Designs.  I started with Circle stencil from Marianne, smooshed some colour over it and then used one of their tree dies  for a little more depth, It's very faint but there.  I then stamped the tree in  Rainforest ink from Versa Clair.  I finally cut a few foliage type dies using Marianne Wildflower dies and added a a little tag and sentiment - full list of products below.

Circles and Hearts mask stencil - PS8115
Tree Stencil - PS8100
Foliage Stamp - TC0900 - NEW!
Foliage Dies - CR1516
Banners Tag - CS1058
Sentiment - Wishes set - CS1079

It did spark a little something in me, so hope to have some more makes to show you soon!


Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Passion for Markers Anniversary Challenge - Spots and Stripes

Wow, can you believe that the Passion for Markers challenge has been running for Thirteen years now!  Incredible - and that our Denise and Gina have both worked so hard to keep it relevant and enjoyable!!  As many of you may know we always have a special challenge to mark the anniversary each year, where both of the design teams come together and our amazing sponsors provide some fantastic prizes all in one week - list below!!

Dies to Die For are offering a £20.00 voucher


Crafty Sentiments Designs are offering 3 digi images


Leann’s World 101 are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images


All Dressed Up stamps are offering 2 digi images


Uniko Stamps are offering 1 stamp set (which must be in stock)


Di’s Digi Stamps are offering a $6.00 voucher


Polkadoodles are offering 3 digi images


Colour of Love digis are offering 3 digi images


Sheepski Designs are offering 3 digi images

Isn't that some list!!

For my card, I've used one of the Wonky Tonk girls designed by Tracey Easson which are available through Whichcraft here. Such beautiful images!!
I've used the gorgeous distressed DL die from Marianne Designs to frame her - CR1569 - one of my favourites.  The sentiment is from Woodware and then I broke out the flowers which I haven't done in an age!!

Thanks for getting this far!  I'll look forward to visiting you and seeing your fab spotty/stripy makes for our challenge this week - just remember to use your markers and say which ones in your post!


Saturday, 21 May 2022

New Paint and Stationary Products at Marianne Designs - Spring Flowers

Over on the Marianne Inspiration Blog here  they're spotlighting the May release of Paint and Stationary products.  I've used the Paint and Ink blotches, blobs and paint strokes to create a border of flowers and I actually love the result!  I think the loose style of the stamps mimic flower heads perfectly as do the paint stroke stamps, flower stems.  I could even have used some of the stamps as leaves.  It's a really simple design but quite effective.  I've teamed the image up with a simple sentiment and a one of the pretty DLdie borders, details below.

Marianne Products Used.

Paint and Ink Stamps: CS1095
Hello Spring Sentiment: CS1044
DL Frame: CR1538

Hugs, Juliexx